The Weirdest People in the World?

Abstract: Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior in the world’s top journals based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) societies. Researchers – often implicitly – assume that either there is little variation across human populations, or that these ‘standard subjects’ are as representative of the species as any other population. Are these assumptions justified? …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economic Blog, 10 October]

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